High Tech

Story: The Communicator
Written By: André Bormanis
Series: Star Trek: Enterprise
Year: 2002

After returning from his first visit to a pre-warp society, Reed discovers he has lost his communicator. He and Archer have to return to the planet to try and find it, because that is a huge no-no. This is actually fairly similar to what was the end of “A Piece of the Action” when McCoy fears he may have left his communicator on the mobster planet. So they head down there but the inhabitants of the planet have already found the device, and the fact that the planet is in it’s own sort of World War II kind of situation doesn’t help things.
Once again Archer and Friend are captured and jailed. I really wish this show didn’t constantly rely on the same old tropes. I mean how often can you throw the lead in jail before you finally tire of rewriting the same script over and over again? Not the worst of the show, certainly watchable...but it definitely feels a little bit...been there done that.

There are good point too...Tucker cloaking his arm, the conclusion in which T’Pol points out you don’t have to leave anything behind to contaminate a culture is pretty solid...and I definitely found this one to be more watchable on the whole.

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